Boston Sports Anchor Don Gillis Dies At 85
April 25, 2008 at 5:40 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of longtime BOSTON sportscaster DON GILLIS, who died WEDNESDAY (4/23) in FALMOUTH, MA at 85.
Best known as the Sports Director of BOSTON's channel 5 (WHDH-TV from 1962 through 1972, then, after WHDH lost its license, WCVB-TV from 1972 through 1983), GILLIS started in radio at WBSM-A/NEW BEDFORD, MA in 1949, then joined the old WHDH-A/BOSTON, where he hosted RED SOX pre-game shows and did color commentary for BRUINS and CELTICS broadcasts. He started on the TV side in OCTOBER 1962. GILLIS also hosted a candlepin bowling show through 1995.